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Anthony's Brainwaves Trivia Quiz

'Anthony's brainwaves, help me now...' This quiz is about ten famous men called Anthony, from all sorts of fields. See if you can figure out which one's which! (Note: there is a British bias.)

A matching quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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1. English politician; succeeded Sir Winston Churchill as Prime Minister  
Anthony Browne
2. American musician; Red Hot Chili Peppers  
Anthony Eden
3. English sculptor; created Angel of the North statue in Gateshead, near Newcastle  
Sir Antony Gormley
4. French footballer; Lyon, Manchester United  
Anthony Martial
5. English photographer; married Princess Margaret; 1st Earl of Snowdon  
Anthony Minghella
6. Egyptian monk; known as 'Father of all Monks'; patron saint of skin diseases  
Anthony Weiner
7. English director and playwright; 'Truly, Madly, Deeply', 'The Talented Mr Ripley'  
Anthony Hopkins
8. English writer and illustrator; 'Gorilla', 'Willy the Wimp'  
Anthony Kiedis
9. Welsh actor; 'The Remains of the Day', 'Silence of the Lambs'  
St Anthony the Great
10. American politician; resigned over 'sexting' scandal  
Antony Armstrong-Jones

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. English politician; succeeded Sir Winston Churchill as Prime Minister

Answer: Anthony Eden

Sir Robert Anthony Eden was a member of the Conservative Party. He started out as Foreign Secretary (1935-38) but resigned as a protest against Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy. He succeeded Churchill as Prime Minister in 1955, with the Conservatives achieving a record majority of 60 in a subsequent general election, but found himself in hot water due to the Suez Crisis in 1956, when Britain sent troops in to aid Israel and regain Western control of the Suez Canal. Britain withdrew due to political pressure from the USSR and US, and Eden resigned in 1957.
2. American musician; Red Hot Chili Peppers

Answer: Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis formed the Red Hot Chili Peppers - orginially known as Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem - with bassist Michael 'Flea' Balzary, drummer Jack Irons and guitarist Hillel Slovak in the early '80s. The band released several albums, including 'Californication', 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik', 'By The Way' and 'One Hot Minute', and singles including 'Under The Bridge', 'Give It Away', 'Around The World' and 'Aeroplane'. Kiedis was awarded the George & Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in 2016.

He also played minor roles in a few films, such as 'Point Break' and 'The Chase'.
3. English sculptor; created Angel of the North statue in Gateshead, near Newcastle

Answer: Sir Antony Gormley

Sir Antony Gormley studied Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History at Cambridge, and took a postgrad degree in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art. His first solo exhibition was at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1981. Much of his art focuses on human figures, including his own - his piece 'Event Horizon' featured 31 casts of his body, some in fibreglass and some in cast iron.

His best known work is the Angel of the North, a 20m (66ft) steel angel that overlooks the A1 and A167 roads and stands on Birtley Hill, above a former coalmining site.
4. French footballer; Lyon, Manchester United

Answer: Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial started his youth career at CO Les Ulis, the former club of Patrice Evra (who lent Martial a pair of his boots) and Thierry Henry, and Lyon. As a senior player, he played for Lyon and Monaco's first and B teams. Despite having a trial with Manchester City as a child, he signed for Manchester United in 2015 for 36 million, and made his debut as a substitute for Juan Mata against Liverpool.

He was capped several times for France, both at a youth and senior level.
5. English photographer; married Princess Margaret; 1st Earl of Snowdon

Answer: Antony Armstrong-Jones

Antony Armstrong-Jones aka Lord Snowdon, the 1st Earl of Snowdon, was the first husband of Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. The couple married in 1960, and Armstrong-Jones was created Viscount Linley and the Earl of Snowdon. They had two children, Lady Sarah Chatto and David Armstrong-Jones, the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.

Armstrong-Jones started out as a fashion and theatre photographer, taking 'society' portraits for 'Tatler', including portraits of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and became artistic advisor to the 'Sunday Times' magazine in the early 1960s. The cover of Queen's 'Greatest Hits' features one of his photos of the band.
6. Egyptian monk; known as 'Father of all Monks'; patron saint of skin diseases

Answer: St Anthony the Great

Also known as Anthony the Abbot and Anthony of Egypt, St Anthony the Great lived in the Egyptian desert for several years. Legend states that the Devil tried to tempt him off the path of righteousness twice, but each time St Anthony resisted him by praying.

He lived on food that people gave him. He began to gather disciples, although he did not formally organise a monastery, and their words of advice were collected in a book known as 'Sayings of the Desert Fathers'. His association with skin diseases comes from him helping heal people with ergot poisoning, which became known as 'St Anthony's Fire'.
7. English director and playwright; 'Truly, Madly, Deeply', 'The Talented Mr Ripley'

Answer: Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella started out in television, working on children's series 'Magpie', 'Grange Hill' and 'The Storyteller', and he also worked on 'Inspector Morse' and 'Boon'. His radio play 'Cigarettes & Chocolate', about a woman who gives up speaking for Lent, won a Giles Cooper Award.

His breakthrough into film came with 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' in 1990, originally intended for television, which starred Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for 'The English Patient' in 1996, and also directed 'The Talented Mr Ripley', 'Cold Mountain', and 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency'.
8. English writer and illustrator; 'Gorilla', 'Willy the Wimp'

Answer: Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne started out as a medical illustrator at Manchester Royal Infirmary, before moving on to designing greetings cards. His first book was 'Through the Magic Mirror' in 1976, and his breakthrough was 'Gorilla' in 1983, for which he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The character Willy, who is also a gorilla, is based on him, and he once said that he found gorillas fascinating to draw (he even did an interview for kids' TV in a cage of them, and one bit him). In 2000, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the first British illustrator to do so.

He has also worked with other authors such as Ian McEwan and Annalena McAfee.
9. Welsh actor; 'The Remains of the Day', 'Silence of the Lambs'

Answer: Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkins trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was discovered by Laurence Olivier, who in turn invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. His first major role was as Richard the Lionheart in 'The Lion in Winter' in 1968.

His other roles have included Hannibal Lecter in 'The Silence of the Lambs', 'Hannibal' and 'Red Dragon', James Stevens in 'The Remains of the Day', CS Lewis in 'Shadowlands', and Pablo Picasso in 'Surviving Picasso'. As well as acting, he also composed pieces for concert hall, and released an album of classical music, 'Composer', in 2012.
10. American politician; resigned over 'sexting' scandal

Answer: Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner was originally a Democratic congressman who represented New York's 9th congressional district from 1999 to 2011. However, he became the subject of a scandal after sending a rude photograph to a 21-year-old student on social media, amongst others; he also admitted to sending explicit photos to six women over three years. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Steve Israel (the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (the chair of the Democratic National Committee) called for his resignation, and he officially resigned from Congress in June 2011.

He was replaced by the Republican Bob Turner. Weiner was later arrested for sending explicit texts to an underage girl, and made to register as a sex offender.
Source: Author Kankurette

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